Following my first translated novel, Un Uomo Fortunato, I had the great privilege to be asked by Mr. Inmon to translate his best-selling and most treasured work, Feels Like the First Time, the story of his life and his lifetime love for his wife Dawn. I must confess I’ve never been too fond of romance, but this story went straight to my heart and grabbed me up to the very last word. Besides thanking Shawn for letting me translate this ‘special’ book, I would like to invite you to read it, no matter if in the original language or in my translation, romance lovers or not, you might be surprised by the intensity of the story. Currently on sale in these e-shops:
Lidia Capone, AKA Your passionate (Italian) Translator
If you remember your first love, your first date and your first kiss, then Feels Like the First Time will take you back to those moments. Shawn met Dawn when she moved in next door in 1976. Soon, they were best friends, then became each other’s first loves. Shawn was outgoing but bookish, Dawn, beautiful and reserved. Their storybook romance came to an end when Dawn’s parents forbid them to see each other.
They obeyed – for 27 years, until a chance meeting swept them up in a storm of emotions and memories. Can the sweet bond of first love not only survive into middle age, but flourish?
Feels Like the First Time lets you share in the magic of young love in small town America in the 1970s. No matter how much the world changes, some things – timeless music, high school dances, making out in the backseat of a Chevy Vega, and of course true love – will always remain the same.
About the author:
Shawn Inmon hails from Mossyrock, Washington–the setting for his first full-length book, Feels Like the First Time. By day he works in real estate with a side of public speaking; prior to that, he has DJed, sold stuff that you definitely wanted, cooked your hamburgers, fished for crabs, bought for department stores, and done business consulting. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Dawn. He is a father of five, grandfather of five and best pal of two chocolate labs named Hershey and Sadie. You can follow his blog and see more pictures from Feels Like the First Time at ShawnInmon.com. To keep current with his writing, please “Like” his Facebook page: ShawnInmonwriter.